Sharon Van Etten & Angel Olsen Share Collaborative Single ‘Like I Used To’

By Scott Bernstein May 20, 2021 8:52 am PDT

Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen joined forces on the collaborative single “Like I Used To.” The song and an accompanying video directed by Kimberly Stuckwisch were released today through Jagjaguwar.

Both Angel and Sharon worked with John Congleton in the past so he was a natural fit to produce the collaboration. Van Etten and Olsen appreciated each other’s talents for a long time but hadn’t had the chance to work together until the opportunity to create “Like I Used To” came up.

“Even though we weren’t super close, I always felt supported by Angel and considered her a peer in this weird world of touring. We highway high-fived many times along the way…I finally got the courage in June of 2020 to reach out to see if she would want to sing together,” Van Etten explained. “I got greedy and quickly sent her a track I had been working on.”

“I’ve met with Sharon here and there throughout the years and have always felt too shy to ask her what she’s been up to or working on,” added Olsen. “The song reminded me immediately of getting back to where I started, before music was expected of me, or much was expected of me, a time that remains pure and real in my heart.”

Stuckwisch shot the visual for the track at various locations in Los Angeles and Joshua Tree. Watch the final result below:

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